In the preparation of iron ore, contaminated surface water travels at high velocity through channels to collection basins. The sharp-edged iron ore is highly abrasive to the concrete surfaces there. Frequent repairs are required as a result. Kalenborn lined the floor of the channels with smooth, wear-resistant ABRESIST fused cast basalt moulded elements. Wear-resistant KALCRET ANX hardening compound was selected to protect the less exposed walls. The combination lining has significantly extended service life and eliminated unscheduled repairs.
The cascade chute is a fail-safe means of conveying materials located at the top of a blast furnace. Raw materials, including heavy hot briquetted iron (HBI), are deposited onto the chute via the transport and conveyance systems to which it is connected. Such materials cause a great deal of abrasion and impact wear.
Kalenborn Abresist lined piping has many uses in the energy industry, handling abrasive solid fuels such as coal, petroleum coke or wood and the waste materials from the burning of these materials. The waste materials include bottom ash, fly ash, economizer ash, pyrites, sand and scrubber sludge.
KALCRET ANX is a low-cost version of the trowel-application hard compounds for protecting plant components and piping systems against wear. KALCRET ANX offers remarkable resistance to wear at operating temperatures of up to 400°C with exceptional value for money. The basis for the cement-bonded material KALCRET ANX is supplied by selected hard materials of high quality, such as basalt.
Our client, a leading chemical firm from the USA, produces catalysts for the petrochemicals industry. Kalenborn has been supplying solutions and components to the company’s plants for many years now. Among the places where our wear protection is used is a drying plant.